Leased lines charge controls and dark fibre pricing
- Start: 12 June 2015
- Status: Closed
- End: 07 August 2015
This document is a consultation containing our proposals for regulating BT’s charges for its wholesale leased line services. Our proposals form part of Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review.
On 15 May 2015 we published a consultation on the Business Connectivity Market Review which sets out our provisional analysis of competition in the provision of leased lines services. In that document, we propose to find that BT has significant market power in some business connectivity markets. We also propose regulation to address the competition problems identified, including remedies to address the risk of excessive pricing.
We are now consulting here on the details of these pricing remedies. Our proposals include charge controls for leased lines services and guidance for the pricing of dark fibre. The proposed regulation is designed to promote competition and further the interests of consumers.
Leased lines are high-quality, dedicated, point-to-point data transmission services used by businesses and providers of communications services. As well as being essential components of many businesses’ communications systems, they are also essential to support the provision of mobile telephone and fixed residential broadband services.
We will take responses to this consultation into account before reaching our final conclusions and publishing our statement in early 2016.
The terms and conditions on which OFCOM is making available the model are set out below.
All right, title and interest in the provided model (the ‘Model’) constructed in Excel to calculate our proposed values of X for the 2015 Leased Lines Charge Control Consultation are owned by OFCOM. Such title and interest is protected by United Kingdom intellectual property laws and international treaty provisions. While you may freely use the Model to understand the calculations used to derive our proposed values of X, it is not to be modified in any way or used for commercial gain or otherwise without the prior written permission of OFCOM.
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OFCOM does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using the Model or material derived from the Model. OFCOM does not warrant that the functions contained in the Model will be uninterrupted or error free. Also, OFCOM does not warrant that defects will be corrected, or that the Model provided is free of viruses.
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